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Are there good alternative therapies for bi-polar depression?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
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In brief: SURE

There are various medication options that can be added to the core mood stabilizing medication.
For instance atypical anti-psychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole) or anti depressants can be added short term. Therapy and good healthy living like diet, exercise, and sleep. Also therapy and activity.

In brief: SURE

There are various medication options that can be added to the core mood stabilizing medication.
For instance atypical anti-psychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole) or anti depressants can be added short term. Therapy and good healthy living like diet, exercise, and sleep. Also therapy and activity.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: Not many

Bipolar disorders (bpd) have variations in type and severity which means variations of treatment also.
Psychotherapy and medication is primary. Reducing life stresses in bpd is needed to help prevent relapse. Family therapy can improve recovery and help prevent relapse also. There are no known treatments that prevent the disorder from occurring but maintenance medication helps prevent relapse.

In brief: Not many

Bipolar disorders (bpd) have variations in type and severity which means variations of treatment also.
Psychotherapy and medication is primary. Reducing life stresses in bpd is needed to help prevent relapse. Family therapy can improve recovery and help prevent relapse also. There are no known treatments that prevent the disorder from occurring but maintenance medication helps prevent relapse.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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